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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Dont'a Hightower, Vontaze Burfict Among Possible Steelers Picks

The latest version of Walter Football's 2012 NFL Mock Draft has the Steelers taking Alabama ILB Dont'a Hightower. They've typically had the Steelers going back and forth between Hightower and Arizona State ILB Vontaze Burfict (who goes to the Ravens in this mock), and it's hard to argue with the idea that the Steelers could use some help at that position.

For more mock draft action, check out Mocking The Draft.

Among local players, Penn State's Devon Still goes to the Seattle Seahawks at No. 12.

The Seahawks are in the bottom 10 in sacks. A lacking pass rush, both on the exterior and interior, is their greatest issue, outside of the quarterback position. Devon Still had a fantastic 2011 campaign and is the top consensus player on the board, so this pick makes a ton of sense.

Two more local players - Pitt offensive lineman Lucas Nix and WVU defensive end Bruce Irvin, go in the second round. In that round, the Steelers take Washington nose tackle Alameda Ta'Amu.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.